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Grand Down Under Discovery

Weaving through New Zealand you’ll discover thermal geysers, gigantic Kauri trees and unique experiences such as visiting a sacred Marae and being greeted with a Maori Powhiri and Haka.
Journey to Australia and spend your days exploring the harbour city of Sydney and cosmopolitan Melbourne.

Arrive in the Red Centre to view the spectacular Ayers Rock and The Olgas, before dining under the stars at the Sounds of Silence dinner. Discover tropical cairns and enjoy a cruise to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and magnificent views from your Skyrail gondola as it travels over the rainforest canopy.

New Zealnd Nort and South Islands

What's included

  • Return flights from London Heathrow or Manchester Airport (Other regional airports will be on request) inclusive of tax
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Transfer from Auckland Airport to your hotel
  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners
  • Flight from Rotorua to Christchurch
  • A trip on the famous Tranz Alpine Express Train across the spectacular Southern Alps to Franz Josef Glacier
  • A Milford Sound cruise (Or alternatively cruise Doubtful Sound – surcharge applies)
  • Flight from Christchurch to Sydney
  • Flight from Sydney to Melbourne
  • Flight from Melbourne to Ayers Rock
  • Flight from Ayers Rock to Cairns
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and activities are included in the cost (except upgrades where stated in full itinerary details)

Itinerary

Day One:
Arrive in Auckland ‘Haere Mai’ – Welcome to New Zealand! Be met and transferred to your hotel. The morning is at leisure to explore this city or just relax. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and group for a city sightseeing tour. Tour commences at 1pm. Visit Skytower for a spectacular 360 degree vista view before a special welcome dinner at the Skytower complex. Overnight at the Langham Hotel Auckland or the Stamford Plaza.

Day Two:
Enjoy a relaxing cruise through limestone caves to see glow worms in Waitomo Caves. Continue to Rotorua, heartland of geysers and hot thermal pools. See the towering Redwood Forest. Tonight experience a traditional Maori dinner (Hangi), ancient songs and tribal dances. Next 2 nights at Novotel Royal Lakeside Hotel, Rotorua.

Day Three:
Visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts Crafts Institute where Maori craftspeople hone their skills. Enjoy a guided walk to see boiling mud pools, steaming geysers and thermal salts.
Free Choice –Agrodome Show or Geothermal Spa or Guided Trout Fishing or Buried Village Tour or Rotorua Museum. Choose one option for this afternoon’s activities (tour is included in the tour fare and is at no extra cost). You also have the opportunity to replace today’s touring with a visit to the magnificent White Island, New Zealand’s only permanent active volcano (surcharge applies for this tour).

Day Four:
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Christchurch (approximately 0930 flight). This English style city is filled with old world charm. Visit the historic Mona Vale Homestead and enjoy Devonshire tea. This afternoon ride a nostalgic tramcar. Tonight dine at the Christchurch Casino and overnight at the Millennium Christchurch.
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Prices from

£4,379 + taxes (per person, based on 2 people sharing)

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